María Sánchez Melero

BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system

BVN Architecture and the University of Technology Sydney have teamed up to design what they say is “the world’s first robotically 3D-printed air-diffusion system”, called “Systems Reef 2”, or SR2. SR2 reinvents air distribution: replacing steel with recycled plastic, square corners with aerodynamic curves, and large vents with fine pores. The building sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions and SR2 tackles this problem head on. It offers a 90 percent reduction in embodied carbon when compared to… Read More »BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system

How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

The project CRAFT4.0 aims to facilitate access to additive manufacturing technology to traditional manufacturing sectors, including furniture and habitat. The main objective is to improve the digital skills of artists and artisans who want to train and acquire new skills in digital modeling and additive manufacturing, as 3D printing. A training program will be developed to acquire technical knowledge (2D / 3D CAD, Blender 3D, Tinkercad 3D Modeling, etc.) and also skills of strategic nature (entrepreneurship, marketing, use of ICTs… Read More »How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

FOUR TECHNOLOGY CENTRES LAUNCH READI TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES​

The Network of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing (READI) was born from the commitment of IDONIAL, LEITAT, AIMEN and AITIIP, four technology centres that combine their experience and enhance their capabilities in the field of additive manufacturing in order to facilitate its implementation at an industrial level.  Specifically, the project is built around four strategic axes: technological strengthening and applied research; human resources training and improving the competitiveness of researchers; internationalisation and strategic positioning; and technology transfer to industries and market… Read More »FOUR TECHNOLOGY CENTRES LAUNCH READI TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES​

REPAIR3D: Additive Manufacturing and recycled resources for high added value 3D printed products

Repair3D (Recycling and repurposing of plastic waste for advanced 3d printing applications) is an European project, co-funded by Horizion2020, that aims at the development of innovative reclamation and repurposing routes for end -of -life plastic and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. This will be achieved by employing advanced nanotechnology solutions, Additive Manufacturing (AM) and recycled resources, for the production of high added value 3D printed products with advanced functionalities. In this way, the combination of AM, polymer processing and… Read More »REPAIR3D: Additive Manufacturing and recycled resources for high added value 3D printed products

Is it possible to use leftover wood for 3D printing?

This is an interesting question that can be answered with “Yes”. Such 3D printed houses are called Ashen Cabin, which has been realized by the designer studio HANNAH. In these houses, for example, the chimney 3D was printed. The material of concrete is also suitable for the 3D. Sounds unbelievable at first sight, but it is possible. Source: 3dnatives.com Another unusual perspective on additive manufacturing is a current exhibition at MoMA New York by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group… Read More »Is it possible to use leftover wood for 3D printing?

Discover the general development of the SAMANTHA project

SAMANTHA project, financed by European Commission in the field of the Erasmus + programme, Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training, has the aim of creating Skills in Additive MANufacturing for the Toolmaking and HAbitat Sectors. The consortium, guided by KIT, is actively formed by AMUEBLA (Spain), CEIPES (Italy), CENFIM (Spain), CENTROCOT (Italy), ILI-FAU (Germany) and TECOS (Slovenia). The SAMANTHA project wants to anticipate the improvement/update strategy, especially in the field of VET because the current offer of European VET… Read More »Discover the general development of the SAMANTHA project

SAMANTHA project has successfully held its second telematic meeting, despite the COVID-19

On April 22 and 23, AMUEBLA, the cluster of companies in the furniture sector in the Region of Murcia, hosted online the second monitoring meeting of the SAMANTHA project, co-financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by KIT. In this meeting, the consortium put an end to the work carried out in the IO1 and presented the results obtained after the surveys carried out with students and VET teachers or professionals coming from the habitat and toolmaking sector.… Read More »SAMANTHA project has successfully held its second telematic meeting, despite the COVID-19

The project enters its second phase

After successfully completing the first phase of the project, Intellectual Output 1, we now move on to the design of the second phase, Intellectual Output 2. In this phase, T-Skills take shape. Horizontal properties are the general characteristics in this area. In our project, these are the modules of Creativity and social innovation, communication skills, Project management techniques and Business model innovation. These modules can also be called soft skills in this area. Depth in this area is vertical. This… Read More »The project enters its second phase

SAMANTHA project achieves all the objectives of IO1

“SAMANTHA”: report on the situation and evolution of Additive Manufacturing in the Toolmaking & Habitat sectors both on the industrial and VET Systems. The first intellectual product of the SAMAMTHA (reference number: 2019-1- DE02-KA202-006458) project is now online. It is a report on the situation and evolution of Additive Manufacturing in the Toolmaking and Habitat sectors and related VET training offer: high-tech T-shaped skills and competences in different occupations (mismatches). SAMANTHA project aims to develop a novel training program addressing the… Read More »SAMANTHA project achieves all the objectives of IO1

The activities of the SAMANTHA project have just started!

From September 2019 until April 2020 partners of SAMANTHA project: Skills in Additive MANufacturing for the Toolmaking and HAbitat Sectors will be involved in the realization of the first intellectual product of the project. Specifically, in a report on the situation and evolution of additive Manufacturing in the toolmaking and Habitat sectors and related VET training offer: high-tech T-shaped skills and competences in different occupations (mismatches). The consortium partner is undertaking deep analysis in order to have a complete overview… Read More »The activities of the SAMANTHA project have just started!